Continuing Education

Diagrid and Mega-Braced Structures -- Stability and Design Approaches [N7]

Diagrid and mega-braced structures -- and indeed any braced structural systems where diagonals are resolved over multiple levels -- warrant special attention for stability and unbraced length. This presentation will examine diagrid and multi-story braced systems for these concerns, along with the role of a secondary bracing system to stabilize and economize their designs. A proposed design approach for these secondary systems is provided, with case studies including Hearst Tower in New York.

Intended Audience: Engineers, Fabricators, Architects
Track: Design & Analysis

  • Date: 4/11/2018 - 4/13/2018
  • PDH Credits: 0


Ahmad Rahimian, PhD; Yoram Eilon

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